Stabilization of H and D atoms in krypton–helium nanocondensates Academic Article uri icon


  • Impurity-helium condensates formed by krypton nanoclusters containing atoms and molecules of hydrogen isotopes have been studied via an electron spin resonance (ESR) technique. Analysis of the ESR spectra has shown that most of the H and D atoms reside on the surfaces of Kr nanoclusters. Very large average concentrations have been obtained for H atoms (1.2{dot operator}10{dot operator}19cm-3) and D atoms (3.3{dot operator}19cm-3) in these experiments. Line narrowing has been observed for the highest concentration of D atoms stabilized in the Kr-He sample. Exchange tunneling reactions have been studied in Kr-He sample containing H and D atoms. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.

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  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Boltnev, R. E., Khmelenko, V. V., & Lee, D. M.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • May 2010